Daily Android App: Nova Launcher beta (Ice Cream Sandwich-based)


Who’s excited about the new Nova Launcher homescreen replacement based on the stock ICS OS launcher?A new update is now available bringing more features, fixes and improvements.

Based on the stock Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 launcher, Nova Launcher designed by the creators of WidgetLocker Lockscreen TeslaCoil, is a highly customizable launcher replacement. Nova Launcher runs only on Android 4.0.1 ICS OS or higher (works with any custom roms based on 4.0.1 stock rom or higher).

Requires a rooted Android device if you want to have Widgets-in-drawer just like the stock launcher, using adb or via Root Explorer file manager push the APK file into /system/app. Once installed you will be able to update like a regular app (from within the app > Check for updates).

Standard App Root not required
Easier to install, but no widgets-in-drawer. Just install the NovaLauncher_beta.apk like you’d install any other APK.

How to Uninstall:
Manually remove NovaLauncher.apk from /system/app/ or use the attached NovaUninstall.zip

Change log 

Beta13 Jan 19 2012

  • Infinite scroll
  • Custom icons for folders
  • Changed min cell height required to show labels
  • Optimizations
  • Fix FCs
  • Translations From crowdin

Fore more details, download and updates head over to XDA Forums to the official thread of Nova Launcher by TeslaCoil.

source XDA Developers via Droid-Life